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Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff: GVHS Women's Soccer strives to create a highly competitive and effective organization based on positive team culture, peer learning, dedication, leadership, and respect.

Head Coach, Varsity: Paul Costa

Email: pcosta8535@gmail.com

Coach Costa is entering his 14th year as the Varsity Head Coach of GVWS. Previous to taking the head coach position with the Lady Jags in 2005, he served as an assistant coach at Archbishop Carroll in Radnor for 2 seasons in 2003 and 2004. Coach Costa also served 10 seasons with the Cardinal O'Hara Ice Hockey Program in Broomall in various coaching positions from 1997-2007. He also teaches Social Studies at the High School.

Assistant Coach, Varsity: Joe Brangiel

Coach Brangiel is entering his 8th year with the program (2nd as a varsity assistant) after holding various coaching positions in the district, including 5 seasons our JV Head Coach. Brangiel coached 5 years at Robert Saligman Middle School, as well as several years for the Rose Tree Soccer Club. Coach Brangiel also coached GVHS Volleyball in 2010 and GVMS baseball in 2011. Coach Brangiel teaches Social Studies at the High School and coaches with the basketball and baseball programs.

Head Coach, Junior Varsity: Chris Custer

Coach Custer is entering his 2nd season with the program. Coach Custer came to GV after gaining tons of experience in the college coaching ranks, including stops at Widener University and Albany University. He also teaches PE in the Garnet Valley School District.

Assistant Coach/Junior Varsity, Head Coach/JV B: Joe Yohannan

Coach Yohannan is entering his 2nd season with the program. Coach Yohannan joined the staff after a stellar playing career at Great Valley in Malvern. He teaches 9th grade Social Studies at Garnet Valley High School.

Assistant Coaches (Volunteers) : Julia DiFerdinando, Neil Gottlieb, and Megan Tracewell

Coach DiFerdinando is entering her 4th season as a volunteer assistant and is an alum of GVWS, graduating in 2009. She was a 4 year starter for GVWS, named 1st team All-Delco and All-Area in the 2008 season. Julia continued her playing career at Kutztown and is now a paraprofessional at GVHS.

Coach Tracewell is entering her 2nd season as a volunteer assistant and is an alumni of GVWS, graduating in 2013. She was a 4 year starter and captain for GVWS' all time winningest class. She was a 2 time 1st team All-Delco and continued her playing career at University of Rhode Island.

Coach Gottlieb is entering his 4th season with the program. Coach Gottlieb brings a wealth of knowledge from multiple coach stops and years of experience as a player and coach. Coach Gottlieb is our goalkeeper trainer.

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